hgolden

hgolden

I started programming in 1967 on a Control Data (formerly Bendix) G15 at a summer course I attended at a high school that had the computer. In 1968 I started learning how to program an IBM S/360 at UCLA. I was (probably too) active in the UCLA Computer Club as a student. At that time UCLA Computer Science grad students (primarily) were developing the ARPANET, and I knew many of them, since I had a desk in a grad student suite. (I didn’t program any of the ARPANET; my interest was in the new Algol 68 language.) I also became a systems programmer at the UCLA computer center.

After UCLA I worked as a programmer on IBM mainframes and DEC PDP-11s. In 1978 I started to study accounting and became a CPA. Since that time I have worked at various jobs, usually combining my accounting and programming skills.

I’m (semi-) retired now, but my passion is still programming computers (primarily using Haskell and Python). I’m also the wiki administrator for the Haskell Wiki (https://wiki.haskell.org).